The revised proposal for a wind farm to be constructed on one of Scotland's important wildlife sites has brought about more concern, with claims that the new wind farm will not create as many jobs as had been anticipated.

<p>RSPB Scotland made the accusations against Lewis Wind Power (LWP), which previously stated that 233 jobs would be created once the wind turbine scheme was operational. However, The Scotsman reported that the RSPB stated that the scheme would support a maximum of 70 jobs, following an assessment carried out by DTZ Consultant and commissioned by the RSPB.<br /><br />Stephen Lucas, director of economics at DTZ, said: The development will support at best around 70 jobs in the Western Isles and even this ignores the potentially considerable harmful effects of the development on the isles&#0039; tourism economy. <br /><br />The development would make the wind farm the largest wind-powered generator in the UK. According to the RSPB, the first proposal received thousands of complaints from residents in the Western Isles.</p>